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: Bro'r Gwarchod

A visit to Llanbrynmair in the 'vale of the radical tradition'
First shown on BBC Wales
(Crystal Palace, Wenvoe West, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield)
(to 13.25)

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord
(to 13.53)


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: Out of School

A preview of some of next term's programmes for Secondary Schools

1.55 Changing Britain: A New Coal Mine
A geography series for pupils of thirteen to sixteen

Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire: is this sort of mine the coal industry's last chance to overcome its economic and social problems?
Commentary by Robert Hewison

2.15* Going to Work: Starting a Job
A careers series for fourteen-to-fifteen-year-olds

A Lancashire girl's first few days at work.

(to 14.35)


Narrator (Changing Britain): Robert Hewison
Producer (Changing Britain): Len Brown
Producer (Going to Work): Gordon Croton

: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Dick Whittington and his Cat'
Shown at 11.0 a.m. on BBC-2


Presenter: Carole Ward
Presenter: Johnny Ball

: Jackanory: The Land of Green Ginger: Chapter the Fourth

by Noel Langley
with Kenneth Williams

Today: Chapter the Fourth
-which explains how Abu Ali found the button-nosed tortoise and a great deal more trouble as well.


Author: Noel Langley
Storyteller: Kenneth Williams

: Blue Peter

with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes, Peter Purves
See page 17


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: John Noakes
Presenter: Peter Purves
Producer: Edward Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Gill
Editor: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Overseas: Mario: Part 4: The Madonna

A film from Austria

Mario overhears an interesting conversation on his way to give the priest a ski lesson
Story told by John Westbrook


Narrator: John Westbrook
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The Magic Roundabout

English version written and told by Eric Thompson.


Created by: Serge Danot
Writer/Narrator: Eric Thompson

: The News and The Weather Man

Bert Foord


Weatherman: Bert Foord

: The Fifties

Robert Robinson relives a time which he describes as 'far enough away to be history - near enough still to belong to us.'

The first of this series of thirteen programmes will attempt to remind people of how life was nineteen years ago; what was rationed, who famous, what films, books, plays, and radio and TV programmes were current. It will discover what people who are prominent now were doing then - Harold Wilson, Philby, David Frost, Antony Armstrong-Jones... The following twelve episodes will deal with the year month by month.


Presenter: Robert Robinson
Director: Will Wyatt
Producer: Iain Johnstone

: Jolly Good Company

Jeremy Carrad invites you to join him in a programme of songs and choruses
with Celia Jeffreys, The Crofters, The Bristol Singers, Courtney Kenny
and an audience of Bristol Savages and friends from The Wigwam, Red Lodge, Bristol
from the South and West


Presenter: Jeremy Carrad
Singer: Celia Jeffreys
Singers: The Crofters
Singers: The Bristol Singers
Pianist: Courtney Kenny
Producer: Bill Laird
Director: Kenneth Savidge

: Transworld Top Team: The Final

An international series of Top of the Form reaches its climax tonight with The Final between the top scoring teams of The United Kingdom and Canada
A joint BBC-CBC production


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Alex Trebek
Questions set by: Regis Bennett
Director: Bob Gibbons
Executive producer (BBC): Bill Wright
Executive producer (CBC): Sandy Stewart

: The Newcomers

Sydney is faced with the problem of finding somewhere to live, and Lance provides a solution. Andrew and Caroline Kerr revive a common interest in the Royal and Ancient game.
From the Midlands


Devised by: Colin Morris
Story by: John Cresswell
Script: Alan Whiting
Script Editor: Christopher Bond
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Oliver Horsbrugh
Charles Turner: Neil Hallett
Vivienne Cooper: Maggie Fitzgibbon
Lance Cooper: Raymond Hunt
Gran Hamilton: Gladys Henson
Andrew Kerr: Robin Bailey
Caroline Kerr: Heather Chasen
Kirsty Kerr: Maggie Don
Mrs. Heenan: Vanda Godsell
Henry Burroughs: Campbell Singer
Sydney Huxley: Anthony Verner
Arnold Tripp: Gerald Cross
Joyce Harker: Wendy Richard
Rufus Pargeter: Michael Redfern
Toby Smith: Billy Russell

: News Headlines

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers
Discs - Stars - News from this week's Top Twenty
Introduced tonight by Stuart Henry
Top of the Pops Orchestra
Directed by Johnny Pearson


Presenter: Stuart Henry
Musicians: Top of the Pops Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Johnny Pearson
Producer: Colin Charman

: Softly, Softly: Departure

by Elwyn Jones
The 100th Episode
[Starring] Stratford Johns as Det. Chief Supt. Barlow, Frank Windsor as Det. Chief Insp. Watt, Philip Brack as Det.-Insp. Cook, Norman Bowler as Det.-Sgt. Hawkins,
Peggy Sinclair as P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin, Gavin Campbell as Det.-Con. Digby, Howell Evans as Det.-Con. Morgan
with John Barron as A.C.C. Gilbert and Glyn Houston as Det.-Supt. Jones

A quiet Sunday on a motorway construction site... a good day for any one of a number of 'fiddles... or for setting a trap to catch the fiddlers.' But the Sunday turns out to be a black day for No. 11 Regional Crime Squad.


Writer: Elwyn Jones
Script Editor: Arnold Jarrow
Designer: David Spode
Produced and directed by: Leonard Lewis
Det. Chief Supt. Barlow: Stratford Johns
Det. Chief Insp. Watt: Frank Windsor
Det.-Insp. Cook: Philip Brack
Det.-Sgt. Hawkins: Norman Bowler
P/W Det.-Sgt. Allin: Peggy Sinclair
Det.-Con. Digby: Gavin Campbell
Det.-Con. Morgan: Howell Evans
A.C.C. Gilbert: John Barron
Det.-Supt. Jones: Glyn Houston
Paddy: Shay Gorman
Irons: John Rolfe
Simpson: Douglas Fielding
Cafe Owner: Esmond Webb

: The News

with John Edmunds
and The Weather


Newsreader: John Edmunds

: Sportsnight with Coleman

From London: Ken Buchanan (Scotland) v. Frankie Narvaez (New York)
Two of the world's leading contenders for the lightweight title meet in tonight's main event over ten rounds at the National Sporting Club

From Yorkshire: Rugby League Sevens Championship Quarter-Final
The third in the series of elimination contests for the Players No. 6 National Sevens Trophy

See page 42


Presenter: David Coleman
Boxer: Ken Buchanan
Boxer: Frankie Narvaez
Commentator (Boxing): Harry Carpenter
Commentator (Rugby League Sevens Championship): Eddie Waring
Television presentation (Rugby League Sevens Championship): Ray Lakeland
Production team: Sam Leitch
Production team: Jonathan Martin
Production team: John McNicholas
Producer: Bob Duncan

: Holiday 69: The Package Deal

with Cliff Michelmore
A series of programmes to help you choose your next holiday

Programme 1 takes a close look at medium-and low-priced package deals, and visits Spain, Portugal, and Morocco; examines the air charter business; and a resident team of Travel Experts deal with viewers' questions.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Studio director: John Bird
Producer: Tom Savage

: Twenty-Four Hours

What matters in the news and out of it with Kenneth Allsop and Michael Barratt,
Robert McKenzie, Vincent Kane
with on-the-spot reports by Fyfe Robertson, Julian Pettifer, David Lomax, Philip Tibenham, Denis Tuohy, Linda Blandford


Presenter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Reporter: Vincent Kane
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Assistant Editor: John Dekker
Assistant Editor: Peter Pagnamenta
Editor: Anthony Whitby

: Postscript

by The Dean of Guildford

Close Down


Speaker: The Dean of Guildford [Tony Bridge]

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